Masterlist of LGBT+ Books I Enjoyed

Middle Grade Books:
Drum Roll, Please (contemporary) by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
representation: sapphic main characters
Ivy Everdeen’s Letter to the World (contemporary) by Ashley Herring Blake
representation: questioning sapphic main character, lesbian side
characters
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James (contemporary) by Ashley Herring Blake
representation: sapphic main characters
Hurricane Child (magical realism) by Kheryn Callender
representation: lesbian main character
Star Crossed (contemporary) by Barbara Dee
representation: bi female main character with female love
interest
Lily & Dunkin (contemporary) by Donna Gephart
representation: trans female main character
George (contemporary) by Alex Gino
representation: trans female main character
P.S. I Miss You (contemporary) by Jen Petro-Roy
representation: sapphic main character

Young Adult Books:
Under the Lights (contemporary) by Dahlia Adler
representation: lesbian main character, bi female love interest
Six of Crows (contemporary) by Leigh Bardugo
representation: bi male side character, gay male side character
Girl Made of Snow and Glass (fantasy) by Melissa Bashardoust
representation: sapphic main characters
Starting From Here (contemporary) by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
representation: sapphic main character
Girl Made of Stars (contemporary) by Ashley Herring Blake
representation: pan female main character, nonbinary love
interest
How to Make a Wish (contemporary) by Ashley Herring Blake
representation: bi female main character, lesbian love interest
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
representation: lesbian side characters
The Diviners by Libba Bray
representation: gay side character, aroace side character
In Other Lands (portal fantasy) by Sarah Rees Brennan
representation: bi male main character, gay love interest
The Truth About Keeping Secrets (mystery) by Savannah Brown
representation: lesbian main character, bi female love interest,
gay side character
Style (contemporary romance) by Chelsea M. Cameron
representation: questioning sapphic main characters
Out of the Blue (paranormal) by Sophie Cameron
representation: bi female main character, lesbian love interest
Once & Future (science fantasy) by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy
representation: pan female main character with female love
interest, gay main character, genderqueer side
character, ace side character
The Brilliant Death (fantasy) by Amy Rose Capetta
representation: bi female main character who questions her
gender, genderfluid love interest
Echo After Echo (mystery) by Amy Rose Capetta
representation: lesbian main character
Jane, Unlimited (paranormal) by Kristin Cashore
representation: bi female main character, sapphic love interest,
bi male side character
Starworld (contemporary) by Audrey Coulthourst and Paula Garner
representation: lesbian main character
Of Fire and Stars (fantasy) by Audrey Coulthourst
representation: bi female leads
Inkmistress (fantasy) by Audrey Coulthourst
representation: bi female main character
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (contemporary) by Emily M. Danforth
representation: lesbian main character, lesbian side character,
gay side character, genderfluid side character
Otherbound (fantasy) by Corinne Duyvis
representation: bi female main character, sapphic love interest
Wildthorn (historical romance) by Jane Eagland
representation: sapphic main characters
Her Elysium (contemporary romance) by Emmy Engberts
representation: bi female main character, lesbian love interest
The Disasters (science fiction) by M. K. England
representation: bi male character with male love interest, trans
female side character
Here to Stay (contemporary) by Sara Farizan
representation: lesbian side characters
Silhouette of a Sparrow (contemporary) by Molly Beth Griffin
representation: sapphic main character
Girl Mans Up (contemporary) by M-E Girard
representation: lesbian main character
Love & Other Carnivorous Plants (contemporary) by Florence Gonsalves
representation: sapphic main character
Geography Club (contemporary) by Brent Hartinger)
representation: gay main character, several lgbt side characters
The Past and Other Things that Should Stay Buried (paranormal) by Shaun David Hutchinson
representation: gay main character
We Are the Ants (light science fiction) by Shaun David Hutchinson
representation: gay main character with male love interest
Dread Nation (historical fantasy) by Justina Ireland
representation: bi female main character, aroace side character
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali (contemporary) by Sabina Khan
representation: lesbian main character, gay side character
Ask the Passengers (fabulism) by A.S. King
representation: lesbian main character
We Are Okay (contemporary) by Nina LaCour
representation: lesbian main character, bi female side character
Everything Leads to You (contemporary) by Nina LaCour
representation: lesbian main character
Not Your Sidekick (superhero) by C. B. Lee
representation: bi female main character, sapphic love interest,
trans male side character
Not Your Villain (superhero) by C.B. Lee
representation: trans male main character, side character on the
ace spectrum
The Gentleman’s Guide for Vice and Virtue (historical fantasy) by Mackenzie Lee
representation: bi male main character, gay love interest
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (historical fantasy) by Mackenzie Lee
representation: aroace main character, lesbian side character
Sawkill Girls (urban fantasy) by Claire Legrand
representation: ace main character, sapphic (implied bi) main
characters
Boy Meets Boy (contemporary romance) by David Levithan
representation: gay main characters
Two Boys Kissing (contemporary) by David Levithan
representation: gay main characters, trans male side character
Ash (fantasy) by Malinda Lo
representation: lesbian main character
Huntress (fantasy) by Malinda Lo
representation: sapphic main character
Adaptation (science fiction) by Malinda Lo
representation: bi female main character, lesbian love interest,
polyamorous relationship
Black Wings Beating (fantasy) by Alex London
representation: gay side character with male love interest
Proxy (science fiction) by Alex London
representation: gay main character, bi male side character
Marian (retelling) by Ella Lyons
representation: sapphic main character
Colorblind (fabulism) by Siera Maley
representation: sapphic main character
When the Moon was Ours (magical realism) by Anna Marie McLemore
representation: bi female main character, trans male love
interest
Wild Beauty (magical realism) by Anna Marie McLemore
representation: bi female main characters, trans male side
character
Teeth (fantasy) by Hannah Moskowitz
representation: bi male main character with male love interest
Girls of Paper and Fire (fantasy) by Natasha Ngan
representation: sapphic main characters
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
representation: lesbian side characters, gay side character
Radio Silence (contemporary) by Alice Oseman
representation: bi female main character, demisexual side
character, gay side character
I Was Born For This (contemporary) by Alice Oseman
representation: questioning main character, trans male main
character, bi male side character
Her Name in the Sky (contemporary romance) by Kelly Quindley
representation: lesbian main character
Final Draft (contemporary) by Riley Redgate
representation: pan female main character, lesbian love interest
Juliet Takes a Breath (contemporary) by Gabby Rivera
representation: lesbian main character, several lgbt side
characters
Carry On (fantasy) by Rainbow Rowell
representation: bi male main character, gay love interest
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (contemporary) by Benjamin Alire Saenz
representation: gay main characters
They Both Die at the End (light science fiction) by Adam Silvera
representation: gay main character, bi male main character
More Happy Than Not (light science fiction) by Adam Silvera
representation: gay main character
You Asked For Perfect (contemporary) by Laura Silverman
representation: bi male main character, gay love interest, lesbian
side character
The Abyss Surrounds Us (science fiction) by Emily Skrutskie
representation: sapphic main characters
Beneath the Citadel (fantasy) by Destiny Soria
representation: ace side character, bi male side character, gay
side character
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger of New York) (contemporary romance) by Amy Spalding
representation: lesbian main character
The Raven Cycle (paranormal) by Maggie Stiefvater
representation: bi male side character, gay side character
Sadie (thriller) by Courtney Summers
representation: sapphic main character
As I Descended (paranormal) by Robin Talley
representation: lesbian main character, bi main character, gay
side character
Pulp (contemporary) by Robin Talley
representation: lesbian main characters
And I Darken (alternate history) by Kiersten White
representation: gay side character, lesbian side characters
Queens of Geek (contemporary) by Jen Wilde
representation: bi female main character, sapphic love interest

Adult Books:
The Intern (contemporary romance) by Mia Archer
representation: sapphic main characters
Foundryside (fantasy) by Robert Jackson Bennett
representation: sapphic main character
Nevada (contemporary) by Imogen Binnie
representation: trans lesbian main character
Fortitude Smashed (contemporary romance) by Taylor Brooke
representation: bi male main character, pan male main character
Pages for You (contemporary) by Sylvia Brownrigg
representation: lesbian main character
The House of Impossible Beauties (historical fiction) by Joseph Cassara
representation: trans female main character, trans female side
characters, gay side characters
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (science fiction) by Becky Chambers
representation: female/female romance, polyamorous
relationship, exploration of gender
Coffee Boy (contemporary romance) by Austin Chant
representation: gay trans male main character, bi male love
interest
Peter Darling (fantasy) by Austin Chant
representation: trans male main character, gay love interest
Caroline’s Heart (historical fantasy) by Austin Chant
representation: trans male main character, trans female love
interest, trans female side character
The Armored Saint (fantasy) by Myke Cole
representation: lesbian main character, gay side character
The Binding (fantasy) by Bridget Collins
representation: male/male romance
In the Vanisher’s Palace (fantasy romance) by Aliette de Bodard
representation: sapphic main character, bi female love interest
The Traitor Baru Cormorant (fantasy) by Seth Dickinson
representation: lesbian main character, lesbian love interest, gay
side character
The Dark Wife (retelling) by Sarah Diemer
representation: sapphic main characters
Amberlough (fantasy) by Lara Elena Donnelly
representation: gay main characters, polyamorous side
characters, sapphic side characters
Trapped (contemporary romance) by Bella Donnis
representation: sapphic main characters
Kissing the Witch (fantasy retellings) by Emma Donoghue
representation: sapphic main characters
The Sealed Letter (historical fiction) by Emma Donoghue
representation: sapphic main character
Miranda in Milan (retelling) by Katherine Duckett
representation: sapphic main characters
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (dystopian) by Meg Elison
representation: bi female main character
Moonshine (fantasy) by Jasmine Gower
representation: aromantic homo or bi/pan male side character,
genderfluid side character, lesbian side character,
poly side characters, bi female side character
Into the Drowning Deep (horror) by Mira Grant
representation: lesbian main character, bi female love interest,
gay side character
Ammonite (science fiction) by Nicola Griffith
representation: lesbian main characters
The Dreamblood Duology (fantasy) by N. K. Jemisin
representation: gay main character
The Fifth Season (fantasy) by N. K. Jemisin
representation: gay side character, trans female side character,
polyamorous relationship
The Raven and the Reindeer (fantasy) by T. Kingfisher
representation: bi female main character, female love interest
Passing Strange (historical fantasy) by Ellen Klages
representation: lesbian main characters
The Nevernight Chronicle (fantasy) by Jay Kristoff
representation: bi female main character
The Gloaming (fantasy) by Kirsty Logan
representation: sapphic main characters
A Portable Shelter (fabulism) by Kirsty Logan
representation: sapphic main characters
The Book of Essie (contemporary) by Meghan MacLean Weir
representation: gay side character
The Wayward Children Series (portal fantasy) by Seanan McGuire
representation: aroace main character (Every Heart a Doorway)
lesbian main character (Down Among the Sticks
and Bones, side character in Every Heart a
Doorway
)
trans male side character
Red, White, and Royal-Blue (contemporary) by Casey McQuinston
representation: bi main character, gay love interest
The Song of Achilles (historical fantasy) by Madeline Miller
representation: gay main characters
Autonomous (science fiction) by Annalee Newitz
representation: bi female main character, male character with
ambiguous sexuality
A Study in Honor (science fiction) by Claire O’Dell
representation: sapphic main characters
Under the Udala Trees (historical fiction) by Chinelo Okparanta
representation: lesbian main character
The Air You Breathe (historical fiction) by Frances de Pontes Peebles
representation: bi female main character
Witchmark (fantasy) by C.L. Polk
representation: male/male romance
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (historical fiction) by Taylor Jenkins Reid
representation: bi female main character, lesbian love interest,
gay side character
The Priory of the Orange Tree (fantasy) by Samantha Shannon
representation: sapphic main character, bi female love interest,
gay side character
The Chimes (dystopian) by Anna Smail
representation: male/male romance
Girl Meets Boy (fabulism) by Ali Smith
representation: playing with gender, sapphic main character
An Unkindness of Ghosts (science fiction) by Rivers Solomon
representation: intersex main character
Amatka (science fiction) by Karin Tidbeck
representation: sapphic main character
The Cabin at the End of the World (thriller/horror) by Paul Tremblay
representation: gay main characters
Space Opera (science fiction) by Catherynne M Valente
representation: pan male main character
The Color Purple (historical fiction) by Alice Walker
representation: lesbian main character
The Paying Guests (historical fiction) by Sarah Waters
representation: sapphic main characters
Fingersmith (historical fiction) by Sarah Waters
representation: sapphic main characters
Tipping the Velvet (historical fiction) by Sarah Waters
representation: lesbian main character, several lgbt side
characters
Sexing the Cherry (fabulism) by Jeanette Winterson
representation: playing with gender, bi female main character
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (fabulism) by Jeanette Winterson
representation: lesbian main character
Written on the Body (fabulism) by Jeanette Winterson
representation: bi main character of ambiguous gender
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (memoir) by Jeanette Winterson
representation: lesbian main character
The Tensorate Series (fantasy) by JY Yang
representation: nonbinary main characters, bi female main
character, several lgbt side characters

Comics & Graphic Novels
Abbott (historical fantasy, horror) by Saladin Ahmed
representation: bi female main character
Heathen (historical fantasy) by Natasha Alterici
representation: lesbian main character
Fun Home (memoir) by Alison Bedchel
representation: lesbian main character
My Favorite Thing is Monsters (mystery, horror, historical fiction) by Emily Ferris
representation: lesbian main character, gay side character,
sapphic side characters
Motor Crush (science fiction) by Brenden Fletcher
representation: sapphic main character
The Wicked and the Divine (fantasy) by Kieron Gillen
representation: bi female main character, trans female main
character, ace side character, pretty much 80% of
the cast is bi
Young Avengers (superhero) by Kieron Gillen
representation: gay main character, bi female main character, bi
male side character, genderfluid side character
The One Hundred Nights of Hero (fantasy) by Isabel Greenberg
representation: sapphic main characters
Goldie Vance (historical mystery) by Hope Larson
representation: sapphic main character
Spell on Wheels (fantasy) by Kate Leth
representation: lesbian side characters
Monstress (fantasy) by Marjorie Liu
representation: sapphic main characters
Aquicorn Cove (fantasy) by Katie O’Neill
representation: lesbian side characters
Heartstopper (romance) by Alice Oseman
representation: gay main character, bi male love interest, lesbian
side characters
Fence (romance) C.S. Pacat
representation: male/male romance
Lumberjanes (fantasy) by Noelle Stevenson
representation: sapphic main characters, trans female main
character
Nimona (fantasy) by Noelle Stevenson
representation: gay side characters
Skim (contemporary) by Mariko Tamaki
representation: lesbian main character
Honor Girl (memoir) by Maggie Thrash
representation: lesbian main character
Heavy Vinyl (light fantasy) by Carly Usdin
representation: sapphic main character
Paper Girls (science fiction) by Brian K. Vaughan
representation: lesbian side characters
Spinning (memoir) by Tillie Walden
representation: lesbian main character

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